"Don't go to India because ..." Prejudices and Misconceptions Collected

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#1186 Jan 8th, 2016, 12:41
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Originally Posted by Yaatri View Post I would have loved to say, no we live in trees. We can travel faster than cars swinging from tree to tree.
But, did you want to also say "...but, now we can't as they used the trees to build houses"
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Don't go to India because...

An overheard comment on a Melbourne tram (many Indian expats in Melbourne)...

"The authorities are saying an Indian woman owns a man because of the dowry. I'm not going home now".

Apparently there are government adverts postulating this message..


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Somehow I didn't find these messages in a good taste. There are better ways of letting us know the value of education, especially in a govt sponsored message.

It is hilarious to know of such a response by an expat
“Life is not a journey to the grave with intentions of arriving safely in a pretty well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out and loudly proclaiming ... WOW! What a ride!”
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Originally Posted by blackfog View Post Somehow I didn't find these messages in a good taste. There are better ways of letting us know the value of education, especially in a govt sponsored message.
Without sounding too judgemental, do I note a hint of patriarchy therein?

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Originally Posted by BruceMoon View Post Without sounding too judgemental, do I note a hint of patriarchy therein?

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Is there? It is difficult to look for our own prejudices when they show up ever so subtly in our daily lives. Not that I consciously think of it that ways, but there could sure be a hint. I wouldn't judge it, as that'd be a serious conflict of interest

Care to elaborate? For my own sake!
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The Chicken Mole sucks!
"Travel is fatal to prejudice,bigotry and narrow-mindedness" Mark Twain
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Arrow Hehehe

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Jamie Oliver thinks otherwise ...
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Originally Posted by BruceMoon View Post Jamie Oliver thinks otherwise ...
What? Jamie ole boy thinks the Mole is great in India???
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When the company I work for start outsourcing to India back in 2006, there were lot of people who were very anti-India and did not want to travel to train staff.

They were scared due to what they saw in the media and the common prejudices and misconceptions.

After being there once they changed their tune very quickly and now the same people look for any excuse for a trip to India.
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My parents ban me to go to India because there are lots of negtivities on news, a lot of the news are about women being raped ! But I don't live with my parents so they have no control where I'm going. We're planing to go India again and I won't let my parents know, they can't stop me but they may overthink and worry.

Anyway, once, I posted my previous Indian experience in a forum, just to tell briefly that, it is the same everywhere, you need to be caucious and be aware of your surroundings ! Our Indian experience wasn't that scary at all.

Then they were a bounch of others replying that :"we believe in statistics and media, a high percentage rape cases is happening in that country." Or "you didn't get raped only because you were lucky!! Most of women got raped there!" "Stop spreading rumors and you're encouraging women to go to that dangerous place and get raped"

Anyway. I realized that for these people who have a chip on their shoulders and prejudices, don't waste your time and effort to explain your real Indian experience. Everyone is entitled to their opinions, if anyone says don't go to India because blabla...... the only thing I will say is "I agree, you better don't go to India if you're scared, stay in your comfort zone"
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Talking

At least your collègues or friends tried and opened their heart to a different culture.

I know an accountant from east midland in UK, he was sent to India to train staffs there. Apart from work, he spent every single second in the 5 star hotel that his company paid for him. He had everything all inclusive within the 5 star hotel.

I asked :"why didn't you go out and see things in your spare time?"
He said :"come on! It's a 3rd world country".......
Well it is his lost

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Originally Posted by Govindpuri View Post When the company I work for start outsourcing to India back in 2006, there were lot of people who were very anti-India and did not want to travel to train staff.

They were scared due to what they saw in the media and the common prejudices and misconceptions.

After being there once they changed their tune very quickly and now the same people look for any excuse for a trip to India.
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India is as safe if not more and definitely we all are not rapists!

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Originally Posted by Mimimiha View Post My parents ban me to go to India because there are lots of negtivities on news, a lot of the news are about women being raped ! But I don't live with my parents so they have no control where I'm going. We're planing to go India again and I won't let my parents know, they can't stop me but they may overthink and worry.

Anyway, once, I posted my previous Indian experience in a forum, just to tell briefly that, it is the same everywhere, you need to be caucious and be aware of your surroundings ! Our Indian experience wasn't that scary at all.

Then they were a bounch of others replying that :"we believe in statistics and media, a high percentage rape cases is happening in that country." Or "you didn't get raped only because you were lucky!! Most of women got raped there!" "Stop spreading rumors and you're encouraging women to go to that dangerous place and get raped"

Anyway. I realized that for these people who have a chip on their shoulders and prejudices, don't waste your time and effort to explain your real Indian experience. Everyone is entitled to their opinions, if anyone says don't go to India because blabla...... the only thing I will say is "I agree, you better don't go to India if you're scared, stay in your comfort zone"
That's amusing and sad to know
We are all living heartily here; what did we all do wrong? Oh wait! It is our paid media blowing the image to smithereens. Just like media does fear mongering and over- or under-reporting in all countries, India has its fair share of those.

I shared this in another thread on IM. Re-sharing the video specifically talking about rape.




Also, on this topics, check out this report https://factly.in/conviction-rate-fo...ll-ipc-crimes/

Talking of fear-mongering about India across the world, I'd like to mention this Supreme Court ruling that said the below against police. It is mostly the fake cases and over-zealous police action (corrupt officials creating victims to mint money), that are blown out of proportion by paid media to portray a sordid image for the entire nation. A highest court will never pass such over-generalizing comments about police of an entire country, unless they'll have evidence of concrete and consistent misgivings. Emphasis are mine.

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There is a battle between the law makers and the police and it seems that police has not learnt its lesson; the lesson implicit and embodied in the Cr.PC. It has not come out of its colonial image despite six decades of independence, it is largely considered as a tool of harassment, oppression and surely not considered a friend of public. The need for caution in exercising the drastic power of arrest has been emphasized time and again by Courts but has not yielded desired result. Power to arrest greatly contributes to its arrogance so also the failure of the Magistracy to check it. Not only this, the power of arrest is one of the lucrative sources of police corruption. The attitude to arrest first and then proceed with the rest is despicable. It has become a handy tool to the police officers who lack sensitivity or act with oblique motive.

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The existence of the power to arrest is one thing, the justification for the exercise of it is quite another. Apart from power to arrest, the police officers must be able to justify the reasons thereof. No arrest can be made in a routine manner on a mere allegation of commission of an offence made against a person. It would be prudent and wise for a police officer that no arrest is made without a reasonable satisfaction reached after some investigation as to the genuineness of the allegation. Despite this legal position, the Legislature did not find any improvement. Numbers of arrest have not decreased. Ultimately, the Parliament had to intervene and on the recommendation of the 177th Report of the Law Commission submitted in the year 2001, Section 41 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (for short ‘Cr.PC), in the present form came to be enacted. It is interesting to note that such a recommendation was made by the Law Commission in its 152nd and 154th Report submitted as back in the year 1994.
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Originally Posted by blackfog View Post Talking of fear-mongering about India across the world....

.. It is mostly the fake cases and over-zealous police action (corrupt officials creating victims to mint money), that are blown out of proportion by paid media to portray a sordid image for the entire nation. A highest court will never pass such over-generalizing comments about police of an entire country, unless they'll have evidence of concrete and consistent misgivings. Emphasis are mine.
But India is sordid... everywhere has it's darkness and madness.

No one can say travel is safe, especially for women. Of the course the statistics that one may run into a horrible scenario, are astronomical given the numbers. But nonetheless, it happens. And the instances of petty cheating, thievety, over-charging, filth, garbage, lack of civil responsibility are too well evident and constant.

Of course there's the opposites of all that too. Overwhelmingly friendliness, hospitality, friendship etc, colour and concretize the remembered experiences, generally. However the qualities of sordid and beauty (in so many forms) are often side by side. Still, the bad stuff gets more play in the media the world over, perceptions are mostly constructed upon it.

I personally feel the country is going to the dogs on so many, many levels and means, which will be probably imposible to reverse if 'chalta hai' remains the mantra. It's not pleasurable to feel this. Sadness for India. The logarithm is a constant, it remains that collectively, Indians are the only people who can improve India, thus changing the perceptions.
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